London, England, UK
Biography and career Edit
D'Arcy was born in London, England in 1933. Because of World War II, she was evacuated to Lancashire, but later returned to London to complete her studies. D'Arcy studied at Guy's Hospital to work as a Registered Nurse and Midwife. During this time, she also married and had six children.
After 48 years working as a nurse and midwife, and 28 years of marriage, D'Arcy and her husband divorced. At 60 years old, she decided to pursue a career in acting. D'Arcy moved into an apartment with 7 other drama students from ages 18 to 32. She lived there for 20 months, while completing her degree in Drama from The Academy.
Shortly after graduating, D'Arcy started getting small parts in theater plays like The Importance of Being Earnest and A Midsummer Night's Dream. She also acquired British Equity status, enabling her to act in China too. In 2002, D'Arcy moved to the USA where she was granted a Green Card. She also joined SAG and AFTRA.
During her career, D'Arcy has appeared in TV shows like Criminal Minds, Servitude, Teachers, and New Girl (with Julian Morris). She has also worked on films like Dark Room Theater, The Shift, and Imperfect Sky. In addition, D'Arcy has also worked on numerous short films.
24 credits Edit
Selected filmography Edit
- Imperfect Sky (2015)
- June, Adrift (2014)
- The Shift (2013)
- Dark Room Theater (2009)
- The Treasure of Painted Forest (2006)
- Teachers (2016)
- New Girl (2014)
- Criminal Minds (2012)
- Servitude (2011)
- Neighborhood Watch (2010)
- Black Books (2002)
- ↑ Kay D’Arcy Was 60 Years Old, Divorced, 5 Grown Children, What To Do? Yes, Become An Actress. Love Letters Live (April 30, 2016).
- ↑ Chmielewski, Dawn C. (October 31, 2012). British woman, 79, becomes martial-arts action hero. LA Times.